Lifetime collection at Charterhouse

A lifetime collection of medals and militaria is going under the charterhouse hammer in their two day March collectors auction on Thursday 14th & Friday 15th.

“It’s a fabulous collection of militaria from the 19th and 20th centuries.” Commented Richard Bromell. “There are thousands of military buttons and badges from regiments many of which have either now been amalgamated or disbanded along with numerous medals from the Victorian era onwards.”

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Deals on wheels

This weekend is going to be rather special at the Royal Bath & West Showground – we have over 100 Motorbikes going under the hammer, and 50 Classic Cars. With viewing on Saturday and Sunday from 9.30 – 4pm, and the auction on Sunday starting at 11.30am with the Motorbikes, and at 2.30pm for the cars. We are including barn find projects through to show quality must-haves for your bucket list. We are running this huge auction in conjunction with the Footman James Great Western Classic Car Show. You will need to buy tickets for the show on both days – on Sunday you will need to buy a catalogue from us to attend the auction, but on Saturday we will let you in to the auction view for no extra charge – why not come and have a look? You can also look at the catalogue and bid on line if you prefer.

For all enquiries contact the office on 01935 812277, or on the view and sale days ring 07908 303938.

 

 

 

 

Ultima is an Ultimate Car

An Ultima GTR, which cost its owner over £70,000 to build, is entered into the Charterhouse auction of classic and vintage cars on Sunday 10th February.

“It really is a super car in all respects.” Commented Matthew Whitney. “With its purring or rather growling V8 engine producing over 400 bhp fitted in a car weighing less than 1,000 kg, it has a suspected top speed of 200 mph and a 0-60 mph time in just a few seconds.”

Ultima produced the GTR until 2015. It is a mid-engined rear wheel drive super car with a steel space frame chassis. An Ultima GTR was taken around the Top Gear test track lapping at 1 minute 12.8 seconds, which

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Rolex is a Golden Present

A gentleman’s 18ct gold Rolex wristwatch going under the hammer on Valentine’s Day in the Charterhouse two day February auction is expected to sell for thousands of pounds.

“Rolex is synonymous with fabulous craftsmanship and quality and this wristwatch will tick the box for many buyers” Commented Richard Bromell. “The watch is pretty much in the same condition as the day it was made rather than having been well loved and enjoyed over the years which is rare to see on a watch 20-30 years old.”

The Rolex Oyster Perpetual Day-Date is in an 18ct gold case and matching gold President bracelet. Coming to auction with its original box, tags and booklet and this model is popular with both ladies and gentlemen and being sold on Valentine’s Day might be a wonderful surprise for someone!

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Basket Cases to Concours Motorbikes

The Charterhouse auction of classic and vintage motorbikes has a great selection of bikes going under the hammer with estimates from £200 up to £55,000.

“There are bikes in all shapes and sizes and conditions.” Commented Matthew Whitney. “As usual, there is a good selection of British bikes with a smattering of German, Japanese and other manufactures.”

The star of the auction is a 1949 Vincent Black Shadow. Coming to auction in a beautifully restored state this iconic 1,000cc motorbike is estimated to sell for £50,000-55,000.

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Racing archive at Charterhouse

An archive of motor sport photographs and trophy cups following the exploits of Charles Frederick “Freddie” Pope during the 1950’s and 1960’s in The Singapore Motor Club are going under the Charterhouse hammer on Thursday 17th January.

“It’s a fascinating look into motorsport just after the war.” Commented Matthew Whitney. “What is also quite mesmerising are the number of photographs which show Freddie with either a cigarette or a drink in his hand!”

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Bidders Map Auction

The first Charterhouse auction of 2019 in January includes a lifetime collection of maps.

“There are hundreds of maps which were collected over decades.” Commented Richard Bromell. “There is a huge range of maps in all shapes and sizes. Some have been tinted in watercolour and some have survived in their original state which will appeal to all types of collectors.”

The maps were inherited by a close family friend of the map collector after he passed away. Having held on to the collection for some time, the owners who live near Yeovil, decided they would keep few of their favourite maps and auction the rest so other collectors could enjoy them.

Included in the collection there are maps not only of Great Britain and its counties but

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Trains right on time at Charterhouse

A large collection of model trains entered into the Charterhouse sale of collector’s items on Friday 14th December are expected to sell for thousands of pounds.

“Our collector’s auctions are always interesting and fun.” Commented George Holtby. “There is such a variety of lots including coins, medals, stamps with model cars and trains for which the market remains very strong resulting in great prices.”

The collection of model trains was amassed by its Dorset owner over many years. Sadly he passed away earlier on this year and Charterhouse were instructed to remove the models from the property and clear the remaining items.

Although most of the models were kept in the property, it was the garden shed which housed a large train track layout where the locomotives and coaches were run on a regular basis.

There are about 150 model Hornby, Bachmann and other model trains along with trackside buildings and accessories in the collection. Many are still in their original boxes, some of which

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Cars Big and Small

 

A Cold War Tatra T600 Tatraplan car sold by Charterhouse in their 4th November auction of classic and vintage cars has been bought by a Slovakian Tatra collector who lives only 50 miles away from where it was made in 1950 at Ostrava in the Czech Republic.

“It was a very busy auction which totalled over £200,000 but it was the 1950 Tatra which most people found fascinating.” Commented Matthew Whitney. “With its aerodynamic body having a rear fin, somewhat similar to Formula 1 race car today, it was a somewhat strange looking car. Fitted with a 2,000cc engine in the rear it ran and drove which is quite amazing as it had been garage stored by its owner for nearly 50 years!”

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Guitar to Serenade Bidders

A Spanish guitar, nearly 200 years old, has been donated to a Dorset charity and is estimated to sell for thousands of pounds when it goes under the Charterhouse hammer in Sherborne on Friday 14th December.

“You do not need to be a musician to appreciate this guitar” Commented George Holtby. “It is beautifully constructed and made by one of the best Spanish guitar makers of the 19th century.”

The guitar was made by Louis Panormo in 1824 and is numbered 427. Donated as a gift to a Dorset charity they thought it needed a world-wide platform to market the guitar and took it along to a Charterhouse valuation discovery day at the Sherborne salerooms where they were delighted to hear it estimated at £1,000-2,000.

French born Louis Panormo (1784-1862) and his brothers were 19th

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